Auditions

ANNIE

Director: Cathy Randazzo
Choreographer: Kassie Meiler
Music Director: Roger Blankenship

 

Audition Dates – January 4th and 5th, 2020 12-5pm (KIDS ONLY)

February 10th and 11th 2020 at 7pm (ADULTS ONLY)

Possible Callbacks February 12th at 7pm

Location: Lake Worth Playhouse – 713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth FL 33460

Performance Schedule: April 9th – 26th, 2020

Rehearsal Schedule:  TBD but typically take place on weeknights from approximately 6:30 to 10pm. Weekend rehearsals also may be added.

 Available Roles:

Annie: Female. Must appear 11. Energetic and optimistic orphan. Sings “Maybe” and “Tomorrow”. Voice Range Low A to High F. Must sing, act and dance

Oliver Warbucks: Male. Must appear 40-65. May be asked to shave your head. Powerful billionaire, kind hearted. Sings “Something Was Missing” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You” Vocal Range Baritone to high F. Must sing, act and move.

Grace Farrell: Female. Must appear 25-45. Loyal, intelligent private secretary to Warbucks. Sings “I think I’m Gonna Like It Here”, “NYC”, “You Won’t Be an Orphan For Long” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You”. Vocal Range Soprano to high G. Must sing, act and dance.

Miss Hannigan: Female. Must appear 35-55. Character/comedic actress. She is alcoholic orphanage matron.  Sings “Little Girls” and “Easy Street”.  Vocal Range Alto A to D. Must sing, act and move well.

Character Breakdown – Supporting Roles:

Lily St. Regis: Female 20-35; Shady, floozy girlfriend of Rooster. Sings “Easy Street” Vocal Range: Soprano up to high G. Must sing, act and dance.

Rooster; Male 20-45. Character actor who plays Miss Hannigan’s brother a slimy con artist.  Sings “Easy Street” Vocal Range Tenor to high G.  Must sing, act and dance.

Franklin D. Roosevelt; Male 40-65

Orphan Kids:

Duffy: Female 10-15 – oldest orphan

July: Female 9-14 – quietest orphan

Kate: Female 7-8 – next to youngest orphan

Molly: Female 6-9 – littlest orphan

Pepper: Female 9-14 – toughest orphan

Tessie: Female 9-14 – cry baby orphan

Sandy:  stray dog that Annie adopts.

Character Roles – Chorus/Ensemble:

Bert Healy: Male 30-60 – Classic announcer on a radio show of the era. Non-singing role.

Lt. Ward: Male 20-60 – Policeman who questions Annie about Sandy. Non-singing role.

Bundles McCloskey: Male 20-60 – Laundryman for orphanage. Minor speaking role.

Jimmy Johnson: Male 20-55

Fred McCracken: Male 20-55

The Boylan Sisters: Female 20-40

Harold Ickes: Male 20-60

Frances Perkins: Female 20-60

Cordell Hull: Male/Female 20-60

Henry Morganthau: Male/Female 20-60

Louis Howe: Male 20-60 – President Roosevelt’s trustworthy aide.

Star to Be: Female 16-25 – Glamorous diva in “NYC”

Orphan Ensemble/Chorus: Females 9-14

Adult Ensemble/Chorus: Males/Females 16+

Requirements: Please prepare 16 bars of a Broadway song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided for you – please provide sheet music. In addition, smartphones and digital devices with an accompaniment track are accepted provided if it is cued correctly prior to your audition. No Accapella auditions.

All those auditioning will also be taken through a basic dance audition. Please come dressed to move.

Some actors may be asked to read from the script.

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR

Director: Brian Tivnan
Stage Manager: Olga Kark

Audition Dates – February 24th and 25th at 7pm

Location: Lake Worth Playhouse – 713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth FL 33460

Performance Schedule: April 23rd – May 3rd, 2020

Rehearsal Schedule:  TBD but typically take place on weeknights from approximately 6:30 to 10pm. Weekend rehearsals also may be added.

Requirements: Please prepare a 2 minute contemporary monologue

Synopsis:

The place is a communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly “burned out” young social worker named Jack. Norman, who works in a doughnut shop and is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries, takes great pride in the huge bundle of keys that dangles from his waist; Lucien P. Smith has the mind of a five-year-old but imagines that he is able to read and comprehend the weighty books he lugs about; Arnold, the ringleader of the group, is a hyperactive, compulsive chatterer, who suffers from deep-seated insecurities and a persecution complex; while Barry, a brilliant schizophrenic who is devastated by the unfeeling rejection of his brutal father, fantasizes that he is a golf pro. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where “little things” sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth.

Available Roles:

Arnold Wiggins – Male, 28-45, a mildly mentally disabled man who works at a movie theater, hyperactive and talks constantly, often abused by coworkers and is afraid to fight back,

Norman Bulansky – Male, 28-45, an overweight, middle-aged mentally disabled man who works at a doughnut shop, romantically involved with Sheila, a woman from another group home, very proud and possessive of his large ring of keys.

Lucien P. Smith – Male, 25-50, African American a large man who is very mentally disabled and functions at about a second-grade level, checks out books from the library, despite the fact he cannot read

Jack – Male, 28-45, the social worker for the four men, found that he’s becoming burned out and is thinking about a new line of work.

Mrs. Fremus/Mrs. Warren/Clara – Female, 18-64, Mrs. Fremus, a widow who lives next door; Mrs. Warren, a new neighbor; Clara, Sheila’s mentally disabled friend. Note: The three parts above are played by one actress.

Mr. Hodges/Mr. Corbin/Senator Clark – Male, 18-64, Mr. Hodges, Barry’s golf student whose patience only goes so far; Mr. Corbin, the movie theater manager; Senator Clark, a dignified public servant. Note: The three parts above are played by one actor.

Sheila – Female, 18-64, a mentally challenged woman who is in love with Norman, desperately wants his large ring of keys.

Mr. Klemper – Male, 40s-64, Barry’s explosive, abusive, physically handicapped father

Barry Klemper, Male, 18-30s, a young schizophrenic man who believes he is a golf pro, gets highly agitated over small things, has had a traumatic life growing up due to his abusive father and has been in and out of institutions.

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